Turkey donates meningitis vaccine for Pakistani pilgrims

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ISLAMABAD: The Turkish government on Monday donated 150,000 doses of meningitis vaccine worth $6.6 million for the intending Pakistani Hajj pilgrims in 2014.

The first secretary of Turkish embassy handed over the vaccine to the joint secretary ministry of religious affairs Shahzad Ahmed at a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday.

The vaccine will be administered to pilgrims at the time of training at Haji camps before leaving for Saudi Arabia.

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